"These little daily acts of charity, this headache, toothache or cold, this bad humor in a husband or wife, this broken glass, this contempt or that scorn, this loss of a pair of gloves, ring or handkerchief, the little inconveniences incurred by going to bed early and getting up early to pray or receive Holy Communion, that little feeling of shame one has in performing certain acts of devotion in public - in short, all such little trials when accepted and embraced with love are highly pleasing to God's mercy. For a single cup of water God has promised to his faithful a sea of perfect bliss...
Great opportunities to serve God rarely present themselves, but little ones are frequent."
- St. Francis de Sales
(William Paxton painting 1909, in US Public Domain)